More than three weeks after Roy Hodgsons resignation, the search for the next England manager has reached its conclusion. Sky Sports News HQ understands that Sam Allardyce will be ratified as Roy Hodgsons replacement at an FA board meeting on Thursday. Allardyce to be England boss SSN HQ understands that Sam Allardyce is to be the next England manager. But who are the three men on the FA panel that picked the new man, and what were they looking for? Here, we take a look... Who will pick the new boss?FA chief executive Martin Glenn, FA technical director Dan Ashworth and FA vice-chairman David Gill.What are their credentials?Glenn admitted that he was not a football expert during a press conference alongside Hodgson last month, but has been in his role at the FA since March of last year.He spent most of his career as a branding expert in advertising before joining the FA - hiring Gary Lineker as the face of Walkers crisps in 1992. Roy Hodgson and Martin Glenn faced the media after the Iceland defeat at Euro 2016 Glenn is an FA Level One qualified coach, but has not coached or managed at any professional level. He spent time as a non-executive director at Leicester City from 2002 to 2006, but he has never appointed a manager before.He has also overseen the use of a number of ex-England players including Joe Cole, Phil Neville, Rio Ferdinand and Steven Gerrard getting involved in Englands younger representative sides.Ashworth, meanwhile, joined the FA in 2012 where he rose to his current role. He came to prominence during his time at West Brom, where he worked alongside Hodgson - with the former England boss playing a key role in bringing Ashworth to the FA. Dan Ashworth is part of the FAs three-man panel deciding the new boss He helped with the appointments of Roberto Di Matteo, Hodgson and Steve Clarke at The Hawthorns, while he also oversaw the appointment of Mark Sampson to manage the England womens side, who finished third at last summers World Cup.He was released by Norwich as a teenager having failed to make it as a defender, but does hold a coaching Pro Licence. He has also previously worked at Peterborough and Cambridge.Gill was formerly the chief executive at Manchester United from 2003 until 2013, leaving at the same time as Sir Alex Ferguson. He remains on the board of directors at the club. Former Manchester United chief executive David Gill with Sir Alex Ferguson He was appointed vice-chairman of the FA in 2012, having been on the board for several years and also holds positions on the UEFA executive committee and is the UK vice-president on the FIFA executive committee.He has never before overseen a managerial appointment, but would have been consulted on the appointment of David Moyes at Manchester United in 2013.What were they after?There were initial reports that Gareth Southgate was reluctant to take on the role temporarily while the FA waited for a more appetising appointment such as Arsene Wenger to become available. Glenn recently confirmed they were not after a short-term solution.The possibility of the FA appointing a foreign boss for the third time was opened up when Glenn declared that they want the best person for the job regardless of nationality. Steve Bruce (left) was also in the England frame Whatever the country of origin, Glenn was keen to stress the importance of the England manager liaising with all age-groups in order to improve English football.For Ashworth, that is likely to mean buying into the notion of England DNA - the concept he launched in 2014 and was described at the time as the start point for the creation of a world-class approach of elite player development leading to winning England teams.Was anyone else involved?Lots of people. Glenn is believed to have taken the initiative in canvassing the views of a number of former England players in order to gain a better understanding of the reasons for Englands perceived under-performance in major tournaments. Greg Dykes last act as FA chairman will be to ratify the new appointment Who is on this board?There are 12 people on the FAs board. As well as Glenn and Gill, there is chairman Greg Dyke (who stands down after Thursdays meeting) and the National Game representatives Barry Bright, Roger Burden, Jack Pearce and Mervyn Leggett.The Professional Game representatives are Ian Lenegan, Peter McCormick and Jeremy Moxey, while independent non-executive directors Roger Devlin and Heather Rabbatts are involved too.Although Glenn, Ashworth and Gill recommend their choice of England manager, it is the entire board that ratifies that decision. Glenn says the FA are looking for a long-term England manager to replace Hodgson Who was on the shortlist?Jurgen Klinsmann was the focus of considerable speculation and quickly became the bookmakers favourite for the job. However, it soon emerged that two Englishmen had been interviewed for the role - Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce and Hulls Steve Bruce.Allardyce visited Gills Cheshire home and met with all three of the FA panel, while Hull confirmed earlier in the week that Bruce had held informal discussions over the job.What happens next?Sunderland and Hull both expressed a desire for the decision to be made quickly, with the former describing the speculation as extremely damaging and thus putting the FA under pressure to finalise their plans. Thursdays meeting with the 12-man board was the obvious time for the panel to present their decision.With contract details to be finalised, a formal announcement may take a little longer. However, it seems certain that the identity of Englands next manager will be officially confirmed very soon. Also See: Allardyce to be England boss FA to update 12-man board Jerry Rice Jersey . -- Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu will be the Dodgers starting pitchers in their two-game season-opening series in Australia against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jim Plunkett Jersey . He could have transferred when academic sanctions barred the Huskies from the NCAA tournament his junior season. http://www.shoptheraidersonline.com/Elit...Raiders-Jersey/. After not scoring 40 points in the opening quarter in the last five seasons, the Rockets have done it five times this season and twice in the last three games. Ronnie Lott Jersey . Johan Franzen had two goals and two assists, Gustav Nyquist a goal and three assists and David Legwand a goal and two assists in the Red Wings 7-4 win over the New Jersey Devils. Jim Otto Jersey . Russell Wilson against Darrelle Revis, former teammate Brandon Browner and whatever schemes Bill Belichick dreams up. CINCINNATI, Ohio -- A hard-to-describe feeling comes over Cole Hamels every time he faces the Cincinnati Reds, especially in their hitter-friendly ballpark. The left-hander just feels good from the first pitch to the on-field high-fives at the end. Hamels pitched into the eighth inning as he stayed unbeaten in his career against Cincinnati, and Jimmy Rollins moved closer to the Phillies hit record with a solo homer, leading Philadelphia to an 8-0 victory Friday night. The Phillies ended their longest losing streak of the season at six games. Cincinnati dropped its third straight. Hamels (2-3) improved to 10-0 in 13 career appearances against the Reds, holding them to three runs or less each time. The Phillies have won all of his 13 starts against Cincinnati, including his five-hit shutout during the 2010 playoffs. Hamels made his big league debut at Great American Ball Park in 2006 with five shutout innings, and he remembers that feeling every time he returns. "Its a great memory and its everlasting," said Hamels, who allowed five hits and struck out seven in 7 2-3 innings, throwing 125 pitches. "Thats what I take from it: This is it, this is what I worked for since I was a little kid. I take it out there year after year." The Phillies piled up 11 hits with eight players getting at least one. "A lot of guys contributed," manager Ryne Sandberg said. "That will go a long way going into tomorrow with momentum with a lot of guys." Rollins hit his seventh homer off Johnny Cueto (5-5), who lasted only five innings for his shortest start of the season. The solo homer left Rollins six hits shy of the club record. Rollins has 2,228 hits with the Phillies, trailing only Hall of Famer Mike Schmidts mark of 2,234. Domonic Brown had a two-run double and a sacrifice fly, and John Mayberry Jr. singled home a run off Cueto, who matched his season high by giving up six hits. Cuetos ERA jumped from a league-leading 1.68 to 1.97. "Thats what good ballclubs do," Brown said. "They do things like that. They pick each other up. I think were growing every day." Cincinnatis offence remained in a deep slump. The Reds llost to the Giants 6-1 on Thursday, with the last 19 batters going down in order.dddddddddddd. The streak reached 25 in a row before Zack Cozart singled in the third inning. Their scoreless streak is at 17 innings and counting. Ryan Ludwick had a chance to break the streak, but was thrown out at home in the seventh inning as he tried to score from third base on a ball that bounced away from Carlos Ruiz. The catcher recovered quickly and threw to Hamels, who tagged the sliding Ludwick. "An unbelievable play," Sandberg said. "Textbook. Its a fundamental play, but you dont practice it every day." Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth to get in some work. His next save will make him the 26th pitcher to reach 300, leaving him tied on the career list with Bruce Sutter and Jason Isringhausen. The closer for the Red Sox and Phillies was the fastest to his 200th save, getting it in his 359th game. If he gets No. 300 in his next appearance, he will tie Trevor Hoffman (552 games) for second-fastest. Mariano Rivera got No. 300 in his 537th game. Chase Utley had three hits and a sacrifice fly for the Phillies. He was hit by a pitch and was picked off first base by Cueto, who needed 92 pitches to make it through five innings. Cueto uncharacteristically hit two batters in the same inning and gave up his first homer in five starts. NOTES: Roberto Hernandez (2-3) starts for the Phillies on Saturday against Alfredo Simon (7-3). Hernandez is trying for his first win since May 4. ... The Phillies promoted INF Ronny Cedeno, who batted .286 with a homer and 20 RBIs for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. LHP Cesar Jimenez was designated for assignment to the minors. ... Cincinnatis Brayan Pena was hitless in four at-bats, extending his slump to a career-worst 0 for 17. ... RHP Mat Latos will make one more rehab start before the Reds consider activating him. His last start for Triple-A Louisville was stopped after 67 pitches because he had a calf cramp. Latos wanted to be activated rather than make one more appearance in the minors, but the Reds want him to get to 100 pitches before he goes back into the rotation. Cheap Barcelona Jerseys Cheap Real Madrid Jerseys Authentic Cheap Bayern Munich Jerseys Cheap Dortmund Jerseys Cheap USA Jerseys Cheap USWNT Jerseys France Soccer Jerseys Soccer Mexico Jerseys Cheap Germany Jerseys Cheap Belgium Soccer Jerseys Brazil Jerseys From China Germany Jerseys From China Authentic Soccer Mexico Jerseys Cheap Portugal Soccer Jerseys Wholesale Spain Jerseys Cheap France Football Jerseys Cheap Germany Jerseys Authentic Cheap Mexico Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Colombia Jerseys Cheap Belgium Football Jerseys Wholesale Argentina Jerseys Cheap USA Soccer Jerseys China cheap uswnt jersey authentic Authentic AC Milan Jerseys Discount Arsenal Jerseys Wholesale A.S. Roma Jerseys Wholesale Atletico Madrid Jerseys Chelsea Jerseys From China Barcelona Jerseys From China Cheap Bayern Munich Jerseys Authentic Borussia Dortmund Jerseys Authentic Inter Milan Jerseys Authentic Juventus Jerseys Cheap Leicester City Jerseys Wholesale Liverpool Jerseys Authentic Manchester City Jerseys Authentic Manchester United Jerseys Cheap Paris Saint-Germain Jerseys Authentic Real Madrid Jerseys Sevilla Jerseys For Sale Tottenham Hotspur Jerseys Outlet ' ' '